Question about Pride New Mobility Legend 4 Wheel Scooter
Posted by Anonymous on
The buzzer is a piezo-electric device that is the "horn" for the scooter. It also will alert when the scooter is in reverse, if this option is programmed into the scooter. It receives its power from the PC board or console board which is located inside the top of the shroud at the tiller, where the thumb paddles that direct the scooter are located. If liquids have reached the board, or if condensation has affected the board, the circuit that controls the buzzer may have shorted causing it to come on constantly.
Opening the top of the shroud is fairly simple. Remove about 6 screws holding the clamshell cover together, remove the speed adjust knob, and it should come apart. Inside you'll see a PC (printed circuit) board, green in color with lots of small electronic parts embedded on it. The buzzer is also inside, usually about the size of a marshmallow and black in color with tiny holes to let the noise escape. There will be two wires leading from the buzzer to the plug-in at the PC board. Unplug the buzzer and the noise will stop, but you won't have use of the "horn" at all. Replacing the PC board can be done by a certified Pride tech, but it will probably cost you about $150.00 for parts and labor.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2009
All scooters have a protection system built in to prevent burning up the motor, and the user, should the scooter overheat. It sounds like yours overheated. If the temp. outside was warm to hot, and your weight is near the weight limit for the scooter, and you are taxing the motors over a hill, or unstable terrain, then the scooter goes into "limp home mode", or just enough to get you a bit aways, and then it will turn off. After a few minutes to cool off, it will go again, but shut down fairly quickly because it takes a spell to let the whole transaxle-motor assembly to get cool.
Check your weight, and anything else you may be carrying with you on the scooter. Check the terrain, and incline you are going against. Throttle down for all these occassions. If you overloaded the system at some point, then you may have overheated the brushes. Remove them (2) with a standard screwdriver and see if the copper coil is still flexible and springy. If not, replace it/them.
The damage may already be done, so it may need a new motor/transaxle assembly. An expensive proposition I'm afraid.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
It is best to let it charge at least over night, longer if it hasn't been used for a while. It is also good to give them a long workout (Don't completely flatten them though) at least occaisionally. If they get regular and thorough use they will last longer, but extra weight like shopping, or lots of steepish paths will flatten them a lot faster. They are only supposed to last a couple of years, but will go longer if you look after them.
One of the most important things is to find a supplier/repairman you can trust. These are, after all your legs or mode of transport you are talking about.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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